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February 13, 2017


February 13, 2017


Dr. Rosie Milligan
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Blog: The Creativist and Divine Serendipity

By Dr. Maxine Thompson

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On 8-20-16, I moderated a panel workshop at the 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair in Los Angeles. The panel included Rolanda Watts, (TV Personality, author, Destiny Lingers,) Flo Anthony, journalist/Columnist, author, One Last Deadly Play, Jason Overstreet, author, The Striver’s Row Spy, and Jodi Baker, YA Best selling Author, Trust. The workshop was called “Unlocking the Creativist within you.” One by one, we addressed our individual rituals for writing, our time line for completing a novel, even our future in alternate media such as film.

But I forgot to ask the question about “Divine Serendipity” and how it related to the other writers’ habits. Let me explain.

In October 1997, when I left my job after 23 years of social work, I was stepping into the unknown. Today, I have no regrets. Why? Because I discovered Divine Serendipity. They say that in the Bible, Abraham’s wife, Sarah laughed when God told her she would be giving birth to a son at the age of 90. The name Isaac means “laughter” in Hebrew.

Genesis 21:6. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

Now, I find myself laughing every day as new opportunities have opened their doors to me over the years, since I discovered the Internet in 1998, Internet radio in 2002, and social media in 2006.

I call it another case of Divine Serendipity.

When I look back, in 1999, I was sitting around waiting on the phone to ring from my then agent. Now people are calling me for assistance with their books as an editor/ghostwriter, and I became a literary agent myself. I thank God for having a bigger plan for me than anything I’d ever dreamed of.

The word serendipity came from Horace Walpole’s book, The Three Princes of Serendip. Serendipity is a seeming gift for finding something good accidentally. I like to think of Divine Serendipity as God’s way of working small miracles in our writing life.

I am a person who hates flying. However, when I went to Cush City’s book store opening in September 2000, I flew my first time on a small crop duster airplane from Memphis, Tennessee to Houston, Texas. It was one of the scariest hours of my life. Earlier that summer, I attended the National Association of Black Journalists in Phoenix, Arizona. I faced my fears and had to fly there, too, from LAX airport. In October 2000, I flew through stormy skies to Houston, Texas again, only this time to go on a cruise with Pageturner Black Book Club to CanCun, Mexico. After we set sail, our cruise ship tossed and rolled as we braved ten-foot waves. (It was hurricane season.) But I was at peace. I had faith I was on my purpose.

After I’d survived flying on a “Crop Duster,” I felt my faith grow. I flew numerous times since then, including on a long trip to China with the Minority Business Association. Talking about Divine Serendipity.

See. Just as you face your fears in life, sometimes you must face your fears and write. It takes faith to write something that will have impact on your readers. Writing and creativity involve a lot of Divine Serendipity. Characters show up where there was nothing. New plot points develop. So when you write, rest assured.

Little miracles happen every day. I remember reading that faith is knowing one of two things: that when you leap from the edge, either the ground will appear under your feet, or you’ll be taught how to fly.

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About the Blogger: Dr. Maxine Thompson is a novelist, poet, columnist, short story writer, book reviewer, blogger, an editor, ghostwriter, Internet Radio Show Host, and a Literary Agent. As an editor, she has edited/ghostwritten numerous best-selling books (Including New York Times Best Selling books), for African Americans, including many books for men and women who are incarcerated in the prison system. In a down economy, as a literary agent, she has negotiated over 100 book deals for African Americans. She is the author of Novels, The Ebony Tree, Hostage of Lies, LA Blues, LA Blues 2, and LA Blues 3, A Place Called Home (A Short Story Collection), a contributor to bestselling anthologies, Secret Lovers, (A Black Expression Bestseller) All in The Family, and Never Knew Love Like This Before, (Also a Black Expression Book Club best-seller, and Kindle Bestseller).

She is also an ebook author of The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sell 1, 2, The Hush Hush Secrets of Making Money as a Writer, The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love, Novellas, The Katrina Blues, and Capri’s Second Chance, contributor to Proverbs for the People, and Editor/Contributor to anthology, Saturday Morning.

Her novels, The Ebony Tree, (Won a small Pen Award in 1997), Hostage of Lies, (Voted a Best Book of 2009), LA Blues, (2011), and LA Blues II, (2012), which were featured in Black Expressions’ Catalog in August 2012. LA Blues 3 was published in August 2013.




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CALLING ALL AUTHORS

Get Ready For Black Writers On Tour 2014!

Mark the date, Saturday April 19, 2014. Do not let the talk about the down economy discourage you from making your book business a success—people are still looking for a great book to read. Black Writers On Tour is designed to connect you with readers as well as to arm you with current information regarding the publishing industry and the new trends. There are many authors who are doing well and they are the ones who keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry and they make themselves visible. If the public do not know that you have a book, they can’t purchase it. You should consider making your book available in every format possible such as: CD, E-book, Print-On-Demand and in other languages.

Register early and Save $$$ on your exhibit booth and get you picture placed on the BWOT marketing flyer which is distributed to 50,000 people such as: libraries, colleges, universities, high schools, businesses and at the events during Black History month in February and Women’s month in March and all events.

If you are a vendor, all seminars are free for you. The general admission is free and you can bring as many people as you like to help. We distribute 50,000 colored flyers with author’s pictures and the name of their book on the back side of the flyer. If you would like to have your picture on the flyer, it’s first come first served. The flyers will be ready for the streets in February, 2014.

10 Writers Seminars—Visit blackwritersontour.com for topics & schedule OR CALL 323-750-3592 All Seminars Are Free For Exhibitors.

8:00–9:00 Roundtable Discussion With Authors. (A Close-Up Look At The Publishing Industry. Authors Share Their Successful Marketing Strategies

10:00–11:00 How To Set Up Your E-Book On Nook & Kindle Made Simple

10:00–11:00 Every Thing You Need To Know When Looking For A Line Editor, Story Editor, Cover Designer, Book Layout Designer, Illustrator, Publisher, Printer, Web Designer, PR Person

11:00–12:00 How To Operate A Successful Home-based Business; Recordkeeping For Tax Compliance. L.C.

12:00–1:00 Handling Your Book Like A Real Business And The Profit Centers You Can Develop As An Author (Stop Leaving Money On The Table!)

2:00–3:00 How To Increase Your Book Exposure and Sales Via Social Media: Facebook,

Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Blog, etc.

3:30–4:30 What You Need To Know To Be A Great Guest On Radio, Keep The Phone Ringing, Sell Books And Get Invited Back. SHARE WITH OTHERS

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As always, I promise to bring you the best in the industry. Many of you have inquired about how to get your book to a movie—well here it is!
Seize the moment–get your seminar ticket for this seminar for Saturday April 21, 2012 at 3 p.m.. For other dynamic seminars/workshops visit www.blackwritersontour.com

Below is the bio of our presenter:
MARC SCOTT ZICREE
Manager: Mark Wheeler, the Pitt Group

Marc Scott Zicree’s landmark book THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION has been credited with creating the modern genre of books on TV series and inspiring a generation of series creators and filmmakers. The COMPANION was an instant bestseller (over a half million copies to date) and named in 2006 by the New York Times one of “ten science fiction books for the ages,” the only non-fiction book on the list.

Zicree is an alumnus of the Clarion Writers Workshop, the most esteemed science fiction writing workshop in the country. Graduating UCLA, he went on to a successful career as a writer-producer in film and TV, serving on staff on such shows as SLIDERS, THE LAZARUS MAN, FRIDAY THE 13th – THE SERIES and BEYOND REALITY. He has sold over 100 teleplays, screenplays and pilots to every major studio and network, including landmark stories for such shows as STAR TREK– THE NEXT GENERATION, DEEP SPACE NINE, THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE, BABYLON 5, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FOREVER KNIGHT, SLIDERS, LIBERTY’S KIDS, SUPERFRIENDS, HE-MAN, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS and SMURFS. He’s written about his odd family in features and pilots for CBS, NBC and Showtime.

Zicree is regarded as one of the country’s top media experts and has been interviewed by hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio shows, including THE TODAY SHOW, AMERICAN MASTERS, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY, WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES and L.A. TIMES. Beyond his three-year stint as a commentator on NPR’s MORNING EDITION he is a regular guest on COAST TO COAST, one of the country’s top rated night-time radio shows.

In addition, Zicree is a lauded novelist with the bestselling MAGIC TIME trilogy, published by HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio.

Zicree has lectured at many colleges, professional conferences and museums in America, Europe and Asia, including USC, UCLA, Stanford and Ithaca, where he was a keynote speaker. Over the last decade with his wife Elaine, he has taught classes for thousands of writers, directors, actors and producers, guiding them to successful careers in film, TV and books. Their classes have been glowingly reported on by such magazines as WRITTEN BY, SCRIPT and CREATIVE SCREENWRITING, and the Writers Store named their DVD on How To Sell a TV Series one of “ten essentials for a screenwriting career.” Beyond this, Zicree is founder and for the last nineteen years has run The Table, which has provided resources and a supportive community to thousands of Industry professionals both in Hollywood and around the world. (The documentary on the Table just won the Best Documentary Award at the SoCal Film Festival.)

One of Zicree’s recent credits is STAR TREK “World Enough and Time” starring George Takei, which he co-wrote, directed and executive produced. The episode won the TV GUIDE Award – beating NBC Universal’s BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – and was nominated for science fiction’s top two prizes, the 2008 Hugo and Nebula Awards. Zicree has also been nominated for the American Book Award, Humanitas Prize and Diane Thomas Award, and has won the prestigious Hamptons Prize and 2011 Rondo and Saturn Awards.

Most recently Zicree has completed LOVE, GLORIA, a memoir about his mother, collaborated with director Guillermo del Toro on GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES for Palace Press, worked on LOST MARS, a TV miniseries project with science fiction legend Ray Bradbury, teamed with producer Gabe Sachs (FREAKS AND GEEKS, JUST SHOOT ME, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID) on the TV series version of MAGIC TIME, and written and will be directing the upcoming science fiction feature FUGITIVE SPACE, produced by Chris Wyatt (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE). He is currently working on THE SECRET SCIENCE FICTION TV PROJECT with Oscar and Emmy winner Doug Drexler and producer Neil Johnson.

BLURBS ON MARC SCOTT ZICREE & HIS WORK

“Marc Zicree is a superb writer.” RAY BRADBURY

“As a fan of THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION I reached out to Mr. Zicree and discussed his work, his vast knowledge and passion for the material. Not only did I find Mr. Zicree to have a sharp eye for detail but he was also warm, smart and full of innovative ideas… ‘World Enough and Time’ is a testament to Mr. Zicree’s talent and enthusiasm.” J.J. ABRAMS

“Aside from his Hugo Awards and Encyclopedic Knowledge of pretty much every sci-fi and genre story written or broadcast in the last century, I also consider Marc a genuine writing talent. Not to mention, he is an absolute pleasure as a human being, which is no small thing in a writer’s room.” DAMON LINDELOF, co-creator & showrunner LOST

“Great writer, worlds of experience, completely dedicated, team player, amazing connections, total self-starter. High recommendation!” ROCKNE O’BANNON, creator FARSCAPE

“Marc is an extraordinarily talented writer and director.” BRANNON BRAGA, executive producer 24, TERRA NOVA

On STAR TREK “World Enough and Time”:

“Extraordinarily artfully scripted entertainment… I was riveted. I was sitting on a stool in my kitchen, and I cannot move. I was like, this is amazing… It worked tremendously.” JOSS WHEDON

“Wonderfully done and heartbreaking.” MARK FERGUS, writer IRON MAN, COWBOYS AND ALIENS

“Congratulations on the Nebula and Hugo nominations – they’re richly deserved.” RON MOORE, executive producer BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

On the MAGIC TIME trilogy:
“The best new dose of magic to hit the world of fantasy literature in a long time.” ORSON SCOTT CARD
“A great read! Even non-science fiction fans will find themselves caught up in this ambitious and exciting story.” LEONARD MALTIN
“A terrific story featuring powerful, strong characters…a must for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction.” BOOKLIST
“A rare achievement.” CINESCAPE
“Rousing… Most will applaud the upbeat message about humanity’s survival, if without cell phones or TV.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

”The conclusion of the trilogy is as spectacular as its predecessors… captivating from page one on… A powerful, intelligent, deeply human, and many times abruptly laugh-out-loud funny wrap-up volume.” BOOKLIST
ON LOVE, GLORIA:
“Beautiful and moving and smart… so perceptive and delicate.” NEIL GAIMAN, author CORALINE

“Just wonderful! What a remarkable woman your mother was. You have brought her alive and created an enduring tribute to her. “ EARL HAMNER, creator THE WALTONS

“An astonishing accomplishment! I always knew Zicree’s best stories were about his family, but I never suspected anything of this magnitude or effect. I can honestly say that reading it changed my life.” MICHAEL NANKIN, writer-director-producer, CSI, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, LIE TO ME

  
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